Blue Jeans was introduced by Versace in 1994, as an ostentatious oriental woody masculine fragrance, developed by perfumer Jean-Pierre Bethouart. The scent was launched alongside its feminine counterpart, Red Jeans, both of them being inspired by the late Gianni Versace.
Having an image that does not go along with my taste, Versace Blue Jeans is a fragrance that mixes a color scheme represented by yellow and blue, and comes in an unusual bottle and a corresponding packaging box, which is supposedly reflecting a masculine image as imagined by Giani Versace. In my opinion, the blue metallic box is close to acceptable, but the problem remains the flask that looks totally offensive, as if the Italian fashion house wanted to offer us a drink based on denim essence.
As a result, upon testing the fragrance I tried hard not to let myself influenced by its image, and in pite of that I discovered a fragrance which is not sensational, nor unpleasant, more like the type if scent that achieves a task exemplary, by doing what was supposed to do. As an aside, Blue Jeans marks the introduction of e new line for Versace that continued with annual iterations such as 1995’s Baby Blue Jean, 1996’s Green Jeans and 1997’s Black Jeans.
Blue Jeans top notes are lemon, bergamot, anise, Brazilian palisander tree and juniper; its heart is carnation, lavender, jasmine, geranium, rose, sage, Lily-of-the-Valley and heliotrope, while its base is iris, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, Tonka bean, vanilla, amber and vetiver. For the man that adopts a flamboyant fashion style (read 1 Million Paco Rabanne!), Blue Jeans represents the perfect accessory.
Versace Blue Jeans Perfume Details
- Blue Jeans by Versace is available in 75 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1994
- Perfumer: Jean-Pierre Bethouart
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual